We run courses in Traditional and Natural Building

Learning from the past how to build a greener future for a healthier environment


 
As a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber Framing and Timber Frame Repair, Restoration Skills, Wattle and Daub and Lime training courses for professionals, home-owners, self-builders, and anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials.

Win a place on one of our unique 1-day courses by entering our 10th anniversary competition.

To check availability of places, book a course, discuss bespoke training
please email or phone 07766-054042.

Vouchers for courses are available. They make excellent birthday, retirement or retraining presents.

Bookings now being taken for talks - the pros and the cons of undertaking a restoration project with trainees and volunteers.

At Orchard Barn we are committed to using locally sourced materials and teaching you traditional skills so that you can create buildings that will still be beautiful and functional in hundreds of years time.

Our portfolio includes timber frame craft rooms, repaired historic timbers, a green oak roof frame, hand-made barn doors, shingle-clad roof, wattle and daub, clay rendered cob walls as well as our home-made greenwood benches.






  Brian repairs 500 year old jowl post